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Learning JavaScript

Discovering JavaScript.

Why consider JavaScript ?JavaScript is the language to create dynamic Web pages, Web applications, Serious games and more.  

How will i learn JavaScript ? It is very easy to learn and we propose you to consider this free online tutorial.

http://www.learn-js.org

You mean : no #CreaSmartEdtech dedicated course ?  No, instead of redoing yet another tutorial, we are going to consider this one (known as a very good one) and then collectively contribute to it.

What about using another tutorial ? Yes you can, for instance

  • The codeacademy has a very detailed online course, but may be to much « step by step´´.
  • In France (and in English) we have a real online course on JavaScript  (free access, the premium level is not mandatory, and we do have premium access if you need it) on OpenClassrooms (it is a partner a Class´Code actor of this MSc).

                      => We suggest you do the quiz of this course in addition to learn-js.

  • And you can propose an alternative, please.

How will i evaluate my competences ? In each courses you have very « exercices´´ that allows you to validate the « how to´´ at each step, and/or some quiz to check knowledge. But we have a better answer : let us do something cool with it.

Using JavaScript

The P5JS framework. This will now allow us to start doing nice things.

 You either can use an online editor https://alpha.editor.p5js.org or download it https://p5js.org/download (also available wit processing https://processing.org/download) and all resources are here to learn : https://p5js.org/learn but … what out starting by building a game with http://molleindustria.github.io/p5.play  ? Please consider this link and start creating your 1st game with P5Play https://goo.gl/z7F1PA

Now creating your Web application. Let us now turn to https://thimble.mozilla.org here we will be able to create a Web  site using P5JS https://thimbleprojects.org/mozillalearning/213461 .. what is your project ?

Including virtual reality small applications ?  Indeed https://aframe.io

Finally generating a smartphone app ? Yes we can use https://phonegap.com but … there is another possibility using block programming